Associate Professor of Immunology & Infection / Director of Research, School of Applied Sciences
Baudel, M., Rae, M., Fraser, J. & Poole, A. (2017). The expression of the chloride co-transporters NKCC1 and KCC2 is reversed in the penumbra following. In Brain and Neuroscience: BNA 2017 Festival of Neuroscience: Abstract BookISBN n/a
Stroke is one of the major causes of death and disability worldwide. The harm caused by the interruption of blood flow to the brain
unfolds in the subsequent hours and days, s...
Turnbull, R., Davidson, A., Shearer, N. & Wilson, C. (2015). Cellulose as a Pore Former in Electroless Co-Deposited Anodes for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells. In Proceedings of the 12th EUROPEAN SOFC & SOE FORUMISBN 978-3-905592-21-4
A study was conducted to investigate the feasibility of cellulose as a pore former in the manufacture of Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) anodes using Electroless Co-Deposition (E...
Sim, K. & Hart, E. (2015). A novel heuristic generator for JSSP using a tree-based representation of dispatching rules. doi:10.1145/2739482.2764697. ISBN 978-1-4503-3488-4
A previously described hyper-heuristic framework named
NELLI is adapted for the classic Job Shop Scheduling Problem (JSSP) and used to find ensembles of reusable heuristics th...
British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences
The project will measure circulating white blood cells and progenitor cells in response to an extreme exercise running bout/event/ We will also be quantifying upper respiratory tract symptoms.
RS Macdonald Charitable Trust
Ovine prenatal steriod exposure: a new model for neuropsychiatric disorders
Scottish Funding Council
IIDI has been successful in obtaining funding for a new collaborative project with Bright Red Publishing supported by the SFC Innovation Voucher Scheme.
17 February 2017
Lecturer and Research Leader in Biomedical Sciences
Dean of Applied Sciences
Ross, M. D., Malone, E. M., Simpson, R. J. & Florida-James, G. (2015). The influence of age and cardiorespiratory fitness on circulating angiogenic T cells and CXCR4 expression
Aging is associated with endothelial dysfunction, reduced angiogenic capabilities, and an increase in arterial stiffness. Additionally, regular exercise is known to offset the...
Sim, K. & Hart, E. (2014). An improved immune inspired hyper-heuristic for combinatorial optimisation problems. In Igel, C. (Ed.). Proceedings of GECCO 2014 (Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference), 121-128. doi:10.1145/2576768.2598241. ISBN 978-1-4503-2662-9
The meta-dynamics of an immune-inspired optimisation sys- tem NELLI are considered. NELLI has previously shown to exhibit good performance when applied to a large set of optim...
Capodieci, N., Hart, E. & Cabri, G. (2013). Idiotypic networks for evolutionary controllers in virtual creatures. In Sayama, H., Rieffel, J., Risi, S., Doursat, R. & Lipson, H. (Eds.). Artificial Life 14: Proceedings of ALife, 14th International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems, 192-199. doi:10.7551/978-0-262-32621-6-ch032
We propose a novel method for evolving adaptive locomotive strategies for virtual limbless creatures that addresses both functional and non-functional requirements, respective...
Capodieci, N., Hart, E. & Cabri, G. (2013). Artificial Immune System driven evolution in Swarm Chemistry. In Proceedings of IEEE SASO 2014, 40-49. doi:10.1109/SASO.2014.16
Morphogenetic engineering represents an interesting field in which models, frameworks and algorithms can be tested in order to study how self-* properties and emergent behavio...
Molla, R., Romdhani, I., Buchanan, W. J. & Fadel, E. Y. (2013). Mobile User Authentication System for E-commerce Applications. In International Conference on Advanced Networking, Distributed Systems and Applications 2014
E-commerce applications provide on-line clients
and merchants with a quick and convenient way to exchange
goods and services. However, the deployment of these
applications is ...
Capodieci, N., Hart, E. & Cabri, G. (2012). Designing self-aware adaptive systems: from autonomic computing to cognitive immune networks. In Proceedings of SASO Workshops 2013doi:10.1109/SASOW.2013.17
An autonomic system is composed of ensembles of heterogeneous autonomic components in which large sets of components are dynamically added and removed. Nodes within such an en...
Capodieci, N., Hart, E. & Cabri, G. (2012). An immune network approach for self-adaptive ensembles of autonomic components: a case study in swarm robotics. In Liò, P., Miglino, O., Nicosia, G., Nolfi, S. & Pavone, M. (Eds.). Advances in Artifical Life, Proceedings of ECAL 2013, 864-871. doi:10.7551/978-0-262-31709-2-ch127
We describe an immune inspired approach to achieve self-expression within an ensemble, i.e. enabling an ensemble of autonomic components to dynamically change their coordinati...
Lopez-Ibanez, M., Prasad, T. D. & Paechter, B. (2007). Solving optimal pump control problem using max-min ant system. doi:10.1145/1276958.1276990. ISBN 9781595936974
Donaldson, K., Hibbs, L., Heal, M., Tran, C. L., Lightbody, J., Barlow, P. G., …Stone, V. (2003). Pro-inflammatory interactions between particles, metals and lung cells. In Effects of Air Contaminants on the Respiratory Tract - Interpretations from Molecules to Meta Analysis, 245-258. ISBN 978-3-8167-6478-6
No abstract available.
Hart, E., Ross, P., Webb, A. & Lawson, A. (2003). A role for immunology in 'next generation' robots. doi:10.1007/b12020. ISBN 978-3-540-40766-9
Much of current robot research is about learning tasks in which the task to be achieved is pre-specified, a suitable technology for the task is chosen and the learning process...
Fraser, M. (2001). Avian allergic skin disease
A great deal of controversy surrounds whether or not allergic skin disease actually exists in birds. Many reports of allergic skin disease are anecdotal and little research ha...
Hart, E. & Ross, P. (2001). Exploiting the analogy between immunology and sparse distributed memory. In Timmis, J. & Bentley, P. (Eds.). 1st International Conference on Artificial Immune Systems, 59-67. ISBN 1-902671-32-5
The relationship between immunological memory and a class of associative memories known as sparse distributed memories (SDM) is well known. This paper proposes a new model for...
Marine Alliance for Science & Technology for Scotland (Hosted by St Andrew's University)
Live Atlantic salmon will be experimentally infested with live anisakis simplex. The experiment will run for 35 days, and at certain sampling points, salmon will be euthanised and blood will be taken....
Chief Scientists Office
We have identified the human cathelicidn LL-37 as having potent direct antiviral activity against human rhinovirus (HRV), together with the capacity to alter death pathways in HRV-infected cells, as a...
The aim of the project led by Alistair Lawson of IIDI is is to investigate the development of a visually stimulating, high quality interactive on-line learning package for refresher courses for the ...
Crohn's in Childhood Research Association
Recent genetic discoveries, principally identification of NOD2 and ATG16L1 as susceptibility loci, strongly implicate a dysregulated host response to enteric bacteria and the autophagy pathway in the ...
A pump-priming proposal designed to investigate the potential for LL-37, a human cationic host defence peptide, to inhibit Rhinovirus infection and/or target cells infected with Rhinovirus for inducti...
Sporting Chance Initiative
Forestry Commission Scotland
Distortion (warping) when sawn timber is kiln-dried has been identified as the most important quality barrier preventing the wider utilisation of UK-grown timber in the construction industry. Using m...
Edinburgh's festivals have traditionally been world renowned for their eclecticism. As their number grew and reach widened the coordination of the festivals became a complex and demanding organisation...
This is an EU-funded research project to develop basic methodologies and principles of systemic intelligence for artefacts such as robots that will be capable of steadily growing their knowledge throu...
Nippostrongylus brasiliensis is a rodent intestinal nematode with ...
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), which includes Crohn’s disease (CD) an...
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a complex disorder encompassing
reproductive and metabolic dysfunction...
This PhD project is to investigate the physiological demands of elite enduro mountain bike racing. Previou...
Steroids play a major role in the development of the CNS with those brain areas invo...
The majority of clinically used anticancer drugs suffer from poor selectivity for tumour ...